Ryan has known he was destined for the construction industry since high school. “I was given the opportunity to participate in a school trades program my junior and senior year,” he says, “and I worked roofing in the summers too. I knew then that I wanted to pursue carpentry as a career.” At Ideal, Ryan prefers to start his days early, getting a leg up on any daily distractions and forming a clear picture of the day ahead. The rest of the day is spent planning, collaborating, scheduling, and problem solving with the rest of the project team. It comes as no surprise, then, that Ryan uses the word “collaborative” to describe Ideal’s culture. “Rewarding” and “friendly” also make the cut. When he’s not at work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. He also likes bow hunting and would love to take a ski trip to Telluride.